Click on the image to zoom in and read this graphic novel I wrote from the horse's perspective.  Then turn the pages by clicking on the lower right hand corner of the page and "turning" it by clicking and dragging it across to the left.

Very cool!


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Louisiana Purchase & Lewis and Clark in a larger map
A work in progress -- the students are still adding the names of the victims to the google map.

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Triangle: The Fire that Changed America in a larger map
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Remembering the deaths of 146 women, young girls and men in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

 


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Here's a wonderful website that presents a new way to investigate American History.
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Here's my other passion, whippet show dogs.  Here's Miss Patti winning the Best of Breed class at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Congratulations to Dianne Reimer, breeder and co-owner, Hariet Vincent, co-owner and Leslie Potts, handler.   Best of Breed at Westminster!

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Google Maps can be used in Kindergarten Social Studies/Science instruction.  Here's one to explore. Please allow time for the Google map to load.  There are a number of videos embedded in the Google map to enjoy.

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Signers of the Declaration of Independence in a larger map
Interactive whiteboards enable us to reach students through multiple modalities.  This is particularly useful in Kindergarten when students do not have letter recognition.  Here is a pre & post assessment, written in SMARTBoard Notebook software that is used with the Google Map that follow above this post.  Enjoy!

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Essential Questions: (1) Does the individual play the most important part in Modern History? (2) What is more important, material wealth, happiness or spiritual enlightenment? (3) Is there a conflict between the public good and private gain -- e.g. use of resources? 

 

During the early 19th century, individuals arose who became extremely wealthy in many different industries. They became known as the "Robber Barons". Choose an individual from the list before and research their lives, businesses and key facts. Create a Google doc. Add your findings to the Google doc. Be sure to add your comments below.


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